Confidential Computing – Safeguarding Data while in Use | Tuesday, 28th September | Virtual
  • Confidential Computing - Safeguarding Data while in Use

  • Tuesday, 28th September
  • Registration: 12:25pm - Close 2pm (BST)
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Closed

As organisations move their data to multiple environments, it’s important to ensure that data is secure in its three states – while in storage, transit, and use. Data breaches have seen attackers target data in use, often exposing encrypted data in storage or transit. This session explores best practices to protect data while it’s being processed, specifically in hybrid-cloud and edge computing environments.

  • Understand the different states of data and how this can impact breaches
  • Explore how Confidential Computing helps limit access to protect data in use
  • Learn how and why cyber-attacks often target data in use
  • Find out how to protect data in use

Our Keynote Speakers

Dee Samra, Director Data Excellence, Liberty Global

How data governance can underpin an organisations confidential computing

In an age where all organisations are racing to be truly data driven ensuring confidentiality and security of that confidentiality is paramount. In leveraging a robust data governance framework, organisations can ensure more stringent and robust policy compliance. Driving a data governance agenda has never been more important, from gaining stakeholder buy in to appointing data ownership and underpinning compliance business processes.

Tony Lock, Director of Engagement & Distinguished Analyst, Freeform Dynamics

Tony is an IT operations guru. As an ex-IT manager with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, his extensive vendor briefing agenda makes him one of the most well informed analysts in the industry, particularly on the diversity of solutions and approaches available to tackle key operational requirements. If you are a vendor talking about a new offering, be very careful about describing it to Tony as ‘unique’, because if it isn’t, he’ll probably know. To keep everything balanced and grounded, Tony is intimately involved in Freeform Dynamics’ Community Research Programme, through which he stays in close touch with how needs are evolving within the IT and business community around IT service delivery. This includes all aspects of systems infrastructure and management, from desktop, through servers, storage and network, to mainframe, with particular attention paid to alternative delivery models – cloud computing, managed services, IT financing, etc. From an advisory perspective, Tony’s comprehensive knowledge of the solution and best practice landscape makes him ideal for those who want help in understanding their options rather than having a canned set of recommendations thrust at them. His focus on core principles and his forthright but open-minded views on technology also make Tony one of the most sought after speakers in the industry for keynotes, roundtables, webinars, and so on. Tony has a strong IT practitioner background, having held IT management positions at companies such as BP and BT, and has also worked on the vendor side of the equation at Amdahl. He became an industry analyst in 2000, has been with Freeform Dynamics since 2007, and is currently based in Germany, but also spends significant time in London and other locations around the world.

Stefan Liesche, Chief Architect, IBM

Confidential computing and Hyperprotect services

Stefan is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and focused on security, transparency and protection of data and services in flexible cloud environments. Stefan worked in various areas as Technical leader within IBM, most recently as Chief Architect for IBM Cloud Hyper protect Services and IBMs Watson Talent Portfolio where Stefan was building AI driven solutions that transform recruiting and career decisions within global organisations, that not only enhances quality of decisions, but also allows HR functions to enhance fairness and tackle biases. Stefan also innovated within the Exceptional Web Experience products for several years with a focus on open solutions and integration. Stefan has more than 20 years of experience as technical leader, collaborating with partners and customers through joint projects, as well as within IBM's product development organisation.

Event Chair: Alastair Rennie, Interim CIO, Research Data Scotland

Alastair is an experienced CIO and Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit, public and private sectors. He has strong business development capabilities, skilled in Business Process, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), IT Service Management, IT Strategy, and Business Transformation.

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